Hello and welcome

The Bedford Steam Engine Preservation Society was formed by a few stalwart steam enthusiasts on 27th February 1956 and has grown over the years into one of the largest preservation societies in the country. Our first steam rally was at Woburn Park back in 1957. The Society now hosts four annual events, a Road Run, a Steam Apprentice Driving Weekend, our main event the Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre in September, and a Dinner and Dance in November. The society also gives support and guidance to members who run their own smaller events. Please browse our pages to find out more of who we are and what we do.

Recent Activities
Member's Restoration Projects

Some of our members are actively engaged in all kinds of preservation projects and maintenance of steam engines, vintage equipment, and machinery from a bygone age.


Are you interested in steam engines and their preservation? Why not join us at BSEPS? Membership is open to everyone, you don't have to live in Bedfordshire to join us.

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2017 Events

22nd & 23rd April

Steam Apprentice Weekend

8th & 9th July

South Beds County Show

15th, 16th & 17th September

Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre

30th September

Bedfordshire Road Run

18th November

Annual Dinner & Dance

Monthly Meetings

The Society holds informal monthly meetings at The Clubhouse, Biggleswade Rugby Club, Langford Road, Biggleswade, Beds. SG18 9RA (Google map). Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month from around 7.30 p.m. If it falls on a Bank Holiday we hold the meeting on the second Monday of the month.